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posted by martyb on Thursday March 14 2019, @04:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the competition++ dept.

Refresh Done Right? Intel Comet Lake Packs Up to 10 Cores

[coreboot], an open source project to replace the BIOS and UEFI, has some vital information on Comet Lakes. According to the Github page, Comet Lake-U (CML-U) processors, which are primarily aimed at laptops, carry up to six cores, while the Comet Lake-H (CFL-H) and Comet Lake-S (CMT-S) chips feature up to 10 cores.

Rumors on the street are that AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors could purportedly pack a whopping 16 cores on a single chip. During AMD's presentation at the CES 2019 tech show in January, an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3000-series chip was trading blows with Intel's Core i9-9900K, which could have pressured the Santa Clara chipmaker to cranking Comet Lake's core count to 10 cores for safe measure.

Intel is expected to launch its Comet Lake processors around the middle of the year. It's possible Intel could announce the chips at Computex 2019, which starts May 28.

Also at PCGamesN.

Related: AMD Announces Radeon VII GPU, Teases Third-Generation Ryzen CPU


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:06PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:06PM (#814347)

    While it's great that they're continuing to push hardware advancement I was wondering if any of the new CPU's from Intel or AMD solved the flaws involving Spectre and Meltdown? I realize the companies themselves might not want to bring them up again as they still affect the older chips but I haven't found anything confirming they fixed it on newer ones either.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 14 2019, @06:35PM (#814367)

    Meltdown was a major oversight on Intel's part and should be rectifiable (I don't know if they fixed it or not though). Spectre, though, attacks systems that are fundamental to modern processors (note that all of the major players are susceptible to Spectre) and I don't know if there is any fix that wouldn't severely hurt instruction throughput. Nobody is getting rid of speculative execution and branch prediction.